Purple Wins Matriarch Stakes – Emirates Stakes Day

November 9, 2009

Purple Wins Matriarch Stakes – Emirates Stakes Day

The Group Two Matriarch Stakes ended in a heart stopping photo finish with Peter Snowden?s Purple beating the opposition by half a head.

The dual Group One winner was restricted for room during the 2000m race however she managed to pick up the pace coming into the straight to take the lead in the final 80m.

Silvercitymiss led the field for the majority of the race however at the 300m mark Lady Lynette joined the five year old followed by Moment In Time which surged down the outside to hit the front with a furlong to go.

In the last 80m, Purple pushed up between the two leaders and rode in strong to the line to finish in 2 minutes, 1.05 seconds.

Although her wins in the Queensland Oaks and the Vinery Stud Stakes were both on wet ground, the four year old proved her ability to race on a good track during Saturday?s set weights and penalties race.

Jockey Kerrin McEvoy thought he had the race at the furlong however started to worry as horses came at him from all angles, luckily Purple ?just stuck her neck out at the right time?.

Originally tempted to enter the mare in the Group One Myer Classic, Snowden decided to focus on the Matriarch Stakes instead so that the mare could slowly build up her racing ability.

As her sixth win out of 16 career starts, Purple has now earned $870,000 in her racing career and is likely to be seen in next Saturday?s Sandown Classic.

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Rogerson Dreams of 2018 Melbou...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feat...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feature Redzel

Inaugural champion Redzel has officially secured his position in the 2018 The...

2018 The Everest Field Takes S...

2018 The Everest Field Takes Shape: In Her Time Confirmed

She missed out on a shot at the world’s richest race on turf last spring but...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 Th...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 The Everest Slot for Aquis

The first official slot in The Everest 2018 field has been confirmed with...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC Oaks Bid

Ben Smith’s ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes winning filly El Dorado Dreaming is in...

Horse Racing Today

2018 Doomben Cup winner Comin&...

Leicester Top 2018 SA Derby Ti...

Leicester Top 2018 SA Derby Tip for Weir to Make History

Victoria’s leading horseman Darren Weir is out to emulate the late, great Bart...

A.D. Hollindale Stakes 2018 Be...

A.D. Hollindale Stakes 2018 Betting update: Comin’ Through the solid pick

The Chris Waller trained Comin’ Through remains the firm favourite for the...

Catchy to head Lindsay Park Te...

Catchy to head Lindsay Park Team in 2018 Robert Sangster Stakes

Blue Diamond Stakes winner Catchy is set to lead the Lindsay Park Team in the...

Savacool and Sopressa share to...

Savacool and Sopressa share top spot in 2018 Australasian Betting

Last start winners Savacool and Sopressa share the early favouritism in the...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field